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May 30, 2012 4:00pm PDT
olympic torch. it won't be in the united states she'll be rung it through uk. here is nbc area's jodi hernandez. >> i am beyond excited, beyond excited. it's such an honor to represent the united states. >> reporter: 19-year-old sarah williams says she can't believe she'll soon be heading to london to play a special role in the summer olympics. the pleasanton teenager is one of 22 americans chosen by coca-cola to carry the olympic torch. >> i was shocked actually. i mean out of all the people that must have been nominated for this, i don't know what they saw in me. >> what they saw, an incredible spirit of giving, inspired by a book written by a former foster child, williams started a blanket-making program four years ago. and now the project spread nationwide. >> these kids are often called the perfect -- in children. they don't have anything. so a blanket, if you think of what that symbolizes, comfort, security, warmth, something that they don't have. >> reporter: thanks to williams, thousands of children across the bay area and the nation have something to hold on to. foster a
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May 12, 2012 6:00pm PDT
story for us. >> the next president of the united states, governor mitt romney. >> reporter: in his commencement speech at the largest christian university, romney underscored his stance against gay marriage. >> marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: that line was a guaranteed crowd pleaser at liberty university founded by jerry fallwell and is located in the battleground state of virginia. the presumtive nominee's appearance is an important step in winning over the ultraconservatives who shunned him during the primary. >> we are electing a president, not a pastor. i think if you compare him to obama, yeah. i think by all means we'll side with him. >> reporter: president obama made history by publicly supporting gay marriage and was honoring the nation's top cops. >> the people alive today only because of their courage. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama was at north carolina university talking civil rights and inviting comparisons to gay marriage. >> we we all know there are plenty of serious injustices crying out for our
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May 17, 2012 11:00am PDT
united states and nato trying to build an afghan army to defend the country after international troops pull out at the end of 2014. how to pay for the army and continued support will be central topics of the summit, hosted by president obama. more than 20 nations have already agreed to help the u.s. foot the $4.1 billion a year bill. many of their pledges have beenfall small. >>> new details emerging about that massive trading loss suffered by jpmorgan chase. "the new york times" say it's grown by another $1 billion, jumping from $2 billion into the $3 billion range. last week, jamie dimon said the losses were expected to happen over the course of the next few months. but instead, it's happened over four days of trading. the federal reverse right now looking into those massive losses. >>> verizon wireless making a major announcement to wipe out one of its longtime perks. the company says later this year it will do away with grandfathered unlimited data plans to migrate customers to the new faster 4g network. if you do have an unlimited data plan, you will be required to sign on to a da
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May 20, 2012 11:00pm PDT
you can get in the western united states. >> it's a phenomenal event. it reminds you how amazing the universe really is. >> reporter: those here at the observatory say the best way to look at the eclipse is actually to not look directly at it, that is, unless you have some special glasses or some of the high-tech and low-tech equipment provided by the space and science center. >> beautiful. beautiful. yes, thrilling. doesn't happen very often either. we need to stop and take the time to do things like this more often. >> reporter: the last time this happened was in 1994. the next time it will happen is in 2023. >> it's really fun to see it. >> i feel like i don't want to look away. >> reporter: right now is an exciting time for astronomy. there's an astronomical triple play going on, so to speak. tonight the annular eclipse. june 4th, a lunar eclipse. june 5th, the transit of venus which only happens once every 105 years. >> just beautiful. rob and i ran outside after the 6:00 news to watch it and i was surprised how bright it was still out there. >> yeah, even about 15% of the sun w
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May 15, 2012 5:00pm PDT
state's judo coach. you cannot tell the story of judo in the united states without mentioning his name more than a few times. >> this is the first olympic team. >> he was not only the coach on the first olympic squad in 1964, he spearheaded changes to competitive judo that paved the way for it to become an olympic sport. >> i changed the structure of it. of course, i was not the most popular guy. i started it. that's how it went. >> reporter: at san jose stayes he was busy building a juggernaut. for the past half sense try, if you are serious about judo in america, you consider being coached by him. >> they come and stay because they want to make the olympic team. >> reporter: and many of them have. although if there is one hole in his resume, it is olympic gold. no american judo athlete has brought one of those home. at least not yet. and for not much longer if marty has a say. >> you'll get there. >> reporter: for the past five years, he has taught her and guided her and criticized her on her way to the 2012 olympic games in london. >> his mantra is if you cannot put up with what i h
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May 1, 2012 11:00pm PDT
karzai. the agreement spells out what the united states' role in the future will be like. this is the president's third trip to afghanistan. >>> a mother dying of cancer pleads with a bay area company. what she convinced them to do in hopes of prolonging her life. >>> going public. and it's sooner than you think. what we learned tonight about the facebook ipo. >>> and the bay area start-up that lets you become a fashion star and make a fist full of cash at the same time. >>> a cooling breeze out of the west today. dropping temperatures some 20 degrees from this weekend. all the way down to 49 in san jose. we'll stay with that trend of 60 >>> a lifeline for a mother dying of cancer. desperate and determined to have more time with her 11-year-old son. she turned to youtube for help. tonight, a bay area company released the drug early, just for her. >> here i am. i'm 46 years old. >> reporter: she is in constant pain and can barely eat. but on this day, darlene used what little energy she had, to write birthday cards for her son, cameron. >> it's sad that cancer has taken my life to this
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May 21, 2012 11:00am PDT
say it is as perfect a view you can get in the western united states. the last time this happened, this type of eclipse, was in 1994. the next time you can expect it to happen is in 2023. >> very cool. >>> world leaders holding a final day of meetings in chicago at the nato summit there in the city. the focus today, afghanistan. nato leaders expected to officially sign off on president obama's plan to pull out troops by 2014. president obama wants leaders to commit to helping the country after the troops have withdrawn. >> but we're confident that we are on the right track and what this nato summit reflects is that the world is behind the strategy that we laid out. >> afghanistan is fully aware of the task ahead. and what afghanistan needs to do to reach the objectives that we all have. >> meantime, outside the meetings, protests continue going on for days now. at least four police officers have been taken to the hospital with injurs from violent demonstrators. a total of 45 people have been arrested so far. >>> italy's prime minister had to leave the nato summit early to oversee
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May 8, 2012 11:00am PDT
up a plane over the united states. today, we are learning the president has known about the plot since april. tracy potts has more on how this will impact airport security. >> reporter: the u.s. thinks the top bomb maker for al qaeda in yemen is behind the latest plot, the bomb has his signature, a more sophisticated version of the 2009 christmas underwear bomb. this time with no metal parts. the fbi is analyzing to see if it could have slipped through security. >> whatever we learn from this ied, we will ensure it is incorporated into measures we take at airports. >> they keep trying to device more and more perverse and terrible ways to kill innocent people and it is a reminder as to why we have to remain vigilant at home and abroad. >> reporter: in a statement, the white house says the public was never in danger. the cia seized that before a suicide bomber bought a plane ticket or identified a target. the plan was to attack around the first anniversary of the death of osama bin laden. >> person that actually had the bomb, exact language that was used for me was was no longer ha
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May 28, 2012 11:00pm PDT
attacked when he was attacked with an improvised device and flown back to the united states yesterday. this picture was taken of his flag-draped casket as it arrived in delaware. he graduateed from high school in salinas in 2008. the mayor said he is the eighth sa lynn as area native to be killed in rack and afghanistan. >> a suspect is dead and a vallejo pd is investigating. police shot and killed an ton baretta after a high speed chase. the car stopped because of flat tires. they pulled what turned out to be a card case from his waist band. he was a good father who worked for 50 years as a supervisor at a napa winery. >> when you are talking about fractions of seconds, there is not a lot of time to assess. they have to react or put themselves or others in harm. >> nobody's perfect. he had a dui and that's why he ran. he didn't want to go back. >> barrett did have a criminal record that includes five felonies and he was on probation. thursday night police shot and killed another man who allegedly threatened them with what turned out to be a bb gun. >> we have late news regarding the
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May 28, 2012 5:00pm PDT
returned to the united states was a "national shame," something which should never happen again. >> earlier you are looking at it -- the president helped lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns in arlington national cemetery, a memorial day tradition. afterwards he paid tribute to the men and women who sacrificed their lives. he says this is the first time in eight years that americans are not fighting in iraq. >>> work on the dumbarton is right on track. it is closed this three-day weekend for seismic upgrades. it is 75% done. crews are working around the clock installing steel plates around the entire deck which should allow the bridge to be more flexible during an earthquake. >>> traffic moving along, so are the people. live look at the bridge in san francisco. it has seen a whole new light last night. impressive, right? the most photographed bridge in the world became a launchpad for fireworks. thousands of people lined the shore to watch the show and wish the international orange bridge a happy birthday. >> it is just majestic. i love it. it is just a beautiful part of the
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May 23, 2012 6:00pm PDT
city owe fillingses say they are happy to host the president of the united states here in redwood city. jean elle, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. so from moffett field to atherton and then redwood city, president obama scheduled to arrive around 6:10. delayed just a bit coming in from denver. the new estimate is around 6:30. we will cover it live from mountain view. it's the end of one chapter and the beginning of another for san francisco's legendary gold dust lounge. the owners of the bar announced today, well, they're closing their longtime union square location after tonight's last call. the bar has been you cunsuccess fighting the owner. they say they'll reopen at a location at fisherman's wharf. it's sad to see the beloved old-time joint closed down. >> if they relocate, that would be nice but it won't be the same. it won't be union square. we won't have this wonderful decore that's been here for years and years and years. >> the owners say they plan to re-create that dark goldin tear yor and fixtures in the new place. they hope to reopen in three or four months. a supervisor's
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May 8, 2012 6:00pm PDT
overseas. >> we're talking about an international flight coming to the united states. we're relying on overseas technology to pick this up and this would be an extremely difficult device to pick up. >> for the full interview tune in with brent cannon. yemen is now becoming a hotbed of activity for the al qaeda network. all the recent bombs planned for the u.s. have originated in that country. today we learned the pentagon is, again, beefing up its military training in yemen to try and stop the terror network. moving on to syria now where the country is on the brink of a civil war. today u.n. international envoy kofi annan says they must stay committed. fighting between al asad's regime and rebels has decreased in some areas but in other parts it's out of control. he hopes to have 300 united nations ceasefire observers in the country by the end of this month. he says it may be the last chance to stabilize the country. >> i'm not telling you any secret when i tell you that there is the profound concern that the country could otherwise descend into full civil war and the implications o
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May 14, 2012 11:00pm PDT
revenues from the state of california. but remain committed to negotiating with our teachers' bargaining unit, to come to agreement. >> we're asking for fair compensation for benefits. benefits have decreased in 40% in the past two years ago. >> teachers claim the state has enough reserves to give them a raise. >>> the zodiac killer finally unmasked. he is so confident in his belief, he has authored a book. he claims the zodiac is a 91-year-old man. he claims he identified him decades ago but was stalled by so-called power brokers. >>> murders, thieves, hoodlums, all arrested during a massive crime fighting sweep in the east bay. 32 people wanted for serious crimes in police custody tonight, after 18 officers rounded up several guns. there's more work to be done. >> we attempted 123 services. and we found 32. so, if you do the math, it's 90-something that are still left. >> no one was injured during the three-day sweep. chief jordan said the department won't be able to take part in future sweeps. saying it and the city can no longer afford to participate. >>> it is unsafe and expensive.
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May 27, 2012 11:00pm PDT
the thousands who came out. >> it's the best fireworks i've seen here in the united states united states. >> live is always better. at home you can't cap purchase the spirit the way you can live. >> reporter: a historic moment. 75 years the golden gate has stood tall and proud in the san francisco bay. >> this is history in the making. 75 years of the golden gate bridge. it's nice to be part of it. >> it's majestic, i love it. we take it for granted but it's a beautiful part of the bay area. what else can you ask for? >> reporter: the bridge has deep symbolism for those who have laid eyes on it. love, prosperity, dedication. the golden gate touches people's hearts in different ways. >> we definitely see our family, it symbolizes an active family. >> my heart is here. it's got a lot of meaning behind it. >> reporter: families, friends, and those who have recently fallen in love. there's something special about this bridge. even a 6-year-old girl can sum up her feelings in one word. >> awesome. >> reporter: awesome is right. as for the 100th anniversary in 2037, i overheard people a
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May 28, 2012 6:00pm PDT
profit. our investigative unit looks into how new rules could help lumber companies gain even bigger profits. >>> plus, where's mark? how the facebook ceo managed to make a bizarre cameo on chinese state tv. >>> and good evening. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. we heard about the official start of fire season winds anywhere from 15 to 25 miles an hour today lowering those humidities and as we head throughout tuesday a warming foreca forecast. we'll let you know how hot it will get. >>> a stunning survival tale. a wife and daughter and a cell phone. their small plane slammed into the side after snow covered mountain and they all lived. >> reporter: it was fire chief ryan brown and his family will never forget. this is what's left of brown's cessna after it crashed in an idaho forest saturday. >> i think what caused the plane to go down i'm pretty sure i experienced some icing on the wings. the plane stalled and crashed. >> reporter: from his hospital bed in boise, brown called kcr3 and told us what happened on impact and how rescuers found them. >> i hit the winds
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May 10, 2012 11:00am PDT
like richmond. b.a.r.t.'s 40-year-old rail cars are some of the oldest in the united states. no u.s. company bid on this at all. the new cars, b.a.r.t. said, bombardier met a number of factors that they were looking for. but many this morning said the deal really needs a second look. >> we're trying to get b.a.r.t. to basically not rebid this contract, but basically put it back to the two best bidders they have and have them retool their bids and try to come back and try to get the best deal that they can on the table. >> they also scored the highest in terms of the technical aspects and they could put americans to work sooner rather than later because they do have facilities here in the united states. >> reporter: now, b.a.r.t.'s so-called fleet of the future is made up of 775 new rail cars. every one of them to be assembled in the united states. so b.a.r.t. can go three ways today. they could accept the canadian company's bid, reject it or start the process all over again which would delay everything about 18 months. reporting live in oakland, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >>
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May 19, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the united states. cheng guangcheng landed at an airport an hour ago. he found refuge in beijing. they left a few hours after being notified of an agreement with the united states. he was jailed for his campaign against forced abortion. the agreement allowed him to go to the u.s. to study law at new york university. >>> the man behind tesla motors was hoping to watch his private spacecraft lift off today. watch the countdown. you don't see or hear this very often. >> three, two, one, zero and lift off. we have had a cut off. >> with less than one second to go, the launch of the space x rocket was canceled. it was supposed to have been the dawn of a new area. the launch of an aircraft to the international space station. the founder watched the aborted launch from california. apparently high chamber pressure triggered a computer to shut down the launch at the last second. it was supposed to send 1,000 pounds of supplies to the international space station. the next launch is now scheduled for tuesday. >>> in oakland, the scene of a three-alarm fire is now a crime scene as investigat
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May 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
observers. >>> a new pact between the united states an afghanistan received the nod of approval from afghan parliament. only four voted against the pact. the act lays out the long-term roles of the u.s. in afghanistan. it clears the way for u.s. prez sense in afghanistan for at least a decade after troops leave in 20146789 the afghan senate is expected to approve the pact next week. >>> they have been demonstrating patriotism for years. the military and family members are officially citizens of the united states. diana reports from the naturalization ceremony in connecticut. >> reporter: for the first time -- >> pledge of allegiance to the flag -- >> reporter: the words of the pledge of allegiance have a new meaning. he's now a u.s. citizen. >> it's a huge step for them. now, it's becoming a citizen. now i can travel the world and do much more for this country. >> reporter: with their faces full of pride, standing a few feet away, the first nuclear submarine, garcia along with 16 others around the globe were sworn in. >> you are citizens of the united states. >> reporter: the freshly minted
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May 9, 2012 6:00pm PDT
have more than tripled in the united states in the last four decades. >> the hottest weight loss could come from an ingredient in hot sau sauce. doctors in brigham and women's applied cloth soaked with capcasin. it gives peppers heat. it sends signals to the brain to melt away bad fat that's located in the abdomen and around the organs and the liver. if the procedure works in humans it could be a less invasive treatment than surgery. >>> our chief meteorologist jeff ranieri is here. we're counting down to the giants game at 7:00. we have two forecasts, bay area and dodger stadium. >> you threw a curveball at me. it's looking good down there. a little bit of onshore flow, some haze here across the bay area. we'll talk more about some weekend heating and how hot it's going to get in a few minutes. >>> and i'm scott reis in the comcast sports net newsroom. a giants coach receives his country's highest honor. details on the way. plus, a 6-year-old does something that only a handful of big leaguers have ever done, video that's educational and adorable in sports. ond ♪ i'm sticky and uncom
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May 12, 2012 5:30pm PDT
moore has the story. >> the next president of the united states, governor mitt romney. >> reporter: at the world east largest christian evangelical chris unit, he took a stand against gay marriage. >> marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman. >> reporter: that line was a guaranteed crowd pleaser at liberty university founded by jerry fallwell and located in the battleground state of virginia. the presumtive nominee's appearance is an important step in winning over the ultraconservatives who shunned him during the primary. >> we are electing a president, not a pastor. if you compare him to obama, yes. i think by all means we'll side with him. >> reporter: president obama made history this past week by publicly supporting gay marriage was honoring the nation's top cops. >> there are people alive today only because of them. >> michelle obama was talking about civil rights but inviting comparison to current fights like gay marriage. >> but we all know there are plenty of serious injustices crying out for our attention. we know this. >> reporter: two campaigns sharpening the
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May 4, 2012 11:00am PDT
allowed to spend some time here in the united states. >>> jon, you know that summer, san jose becomes gymnastics town. it comes the week of june 25th. look who we have in studio, one of the athletes going through it. samantha has competed in trials in the past. thanks for being with us. >> thanks for having me. >> a little background of yourself. you started gymnastics when you were two. >> yes. >> made it on the team in 2008, then you hurt your ankle at the last minute. >> yeah. you know, i fell in love with the sport at an early age obviously, and it just -- there's something about the sport that really entices not only the gymnast but the audience as well. in beijing, it was incredible. my biggest memory from beijing other than winning the silver medal was seeing more american flags in the audience than chinese flags. that gives me chills even talking about it. >> of course, we are looking at file video of you on the mat. amazing stuff. you have been through the olympic trials. give us a little idea of how it works. >> well, there's a two day competition, and the scores are added t
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May 21, 2012 5:00pm PDT
to india, but the judge recommended he be allowed to stay in the united states. >> there is a new tax making the rounds that would affect strip clubs. the bill would require a $10 tax for every customer that visits the strip club that serves alcohol. it generates $35 million a year for rape crisis, rape kits and services for the victims of human sex trafficking. >> only $45,000 from the state is provided every year split between 80 something rape crisis centers. >> the sponsors argued that businesses like strip clubs contributed to sex violence. they turned to rape crisis centers in california. supporters say the tax would help process thousands of rape kits that go unprocessed. >> today is the last day for voters to sign up for the primary election. voters can drop off or have them post marked by today's dealt. the state will be rolling out the top two primary systems that means voters will say a single list of candidates regardless of state offices. in alameda, they must decide to support school districts that have been cut by the state in terms of funding. bizarre beating on the pe
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May 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
a million women die in the united states each year because of heart disease. our own morning anchor, there she is, emceed the event. >>> some like it hot, and as it turns out hot could melt away that beer gut. doctors and brig many and women's hospital provided sauce directly to the nerve around the stomachs of lab rats. capsaicin is the ingredient that gives pepper its intense heat. it disrupted hunger signals to the brain and helped melt away so-called bat fat located around the absent men, organs and liver. if the procedure works in humans it could be a less invasive treatment for obesity. >>> speaking of food, why the first family is caught in a food fight, next. he >>> president obama and the first lady are coming under attack from doctors advocating healthy eating. they were not impressed by the president's decision to take russia's president to a burger joint two years ago and they were not happy when he was photographed eating a hot dog with canada's president at a basketball game. the physicians committee for responsible medicine says photo ops like this one when he's going
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May 18, 2012 11:00pm PDT
tell the story of judo in the united states without mentioning yosha's name more than a few times. >> this is the first olympic judo team. >> he was not only the coach on america's very first olympic judo squad in 1964, he spearheaded changes to the very rules of competitive judo that paved the way for it to become an olympic sport in the first place. >> i changed the whole structure. of course, i was not the most popular guy but once we started that, that's how it went. >> meanwhile at san jose state, yosh was busy building a judo juggernaut, more than 40 national titles to their credit. for the past half century, if you are serious about judo in america, you seriously consider being koched by yosh. >> they want to make the olympic team. >> and many of them have. although if there is one hole in yosh's lengthy resume, it's olympic gold. no american judo athlete has brought one of those home. at least not yet. and for not much longer, if marty malloy has a say. >> you'll getedly. >> for the past five years, yosh has taught her, guided her and criticized her on her way to the 2012
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May 28, 2012 11:00am PDT
and women made defending the united states. >> while their stories may be separated by hundreds of years and thousands of miles, they rest here together, side by side, row by row, because each of them loved this country and everything it stands for more than life itself. >> republican presidential hopeful mitt romney is expected to attend a memorial day tribute at the veterans museum in san jose today. >>> right now, the traditional wreath laying ceremony is under way at the presidio in san francisco. the event began a short time ago with the 191st army band leading the way to the national cemetery on lincoln boulevard where 35,000 veterans and family members have been laid to rest. this is the 144th memorial day ceremony at the presidio on the largest, one of the largest events of its kind in the country. >>> on this memorial day, a special bay area tribute to victims of the 9/11 attacks. an observance and remembrance event held this afternoon at the flight 93 memorial site in union city. the names will be read of the 40 victims, now considered heroes, killed trying to stop the hi
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May 4, 2012 6:00pm PDT
will also be seen at four military bases around the united states. the five men face murder and terrorism charges and could receive the death penalty if convicted. >>> china and the united states have made a deal. chinese activist chen guangcheng will be allowed to apply to study for an american fellowship reportedly at nyu's law school. chen originally wanted to stay in china after escaping house arrest last week and fleeing to the u.s. embassy in beijing but he changed his mind after concerns for the safety of his family. u.s. embassy officials and an american doctor visited chen today at a bay jang hospital. he suffered three broken bones in his foot during his escape. >>> still ahead at 6:00, a remarkable story of technology and courage. how local researchers are helping amputees reach new heights. >>> and he helped put hip-hop on the map. the music world mourns the loss of a legend tonight. >>> and good evening. i'm jeff ranieri. it's all about the livermore wine country festival. we'll tell you how you can enter to win a trip to hawaii at the nbc bay area pavilion and your
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May 6, 2012 11:00pm PDT
encouraging to hear the vice president of the united states speaking in support of equality, equal respect, dignity and validation for all of our citizens in terms of marriage equality. so this is good news today. >> reporter: this issue comes just two days before voters in north carolina weigh in on a constitution alban on gay marriage. >>> walnut creek is hoping the force is with it, the city hoping to lure filmmaker george lucas across the bay. he pulled his plan to build a new studio and nbc bay area explains what the move might mean. >> i saw "star wars" in the theaters in '77. ever since, every kid is a star wars fan. how could you not be stoked to hear lucas is bringing his stuff over here? >> reporter: it's a big maybe. the idea is for lucas films to build a production studio in walnut creek. a few days ago city leaders wrote a letter detailing the perks of the 240-acre shade lands business park. they haven't heard back. but mayor simmons says walnut creek is perfect, with a claim to innovation fame. >> the human genome was first mapped in walnut creek in a place not far fr
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May 12, 2012 11:00pm PDT
citizenship and becoming a citizen of singapore. a move that will significantly reduce his taxes in the united states. that news has outraged facebook users across this country. facebook is valued at nearly $100 billion. the l.a. time said his stake in the company is about 4% so do the math on that. and about $4 billion give or take a few. a lot. thanks for joining us for the bay area at 11:00. "saturday night live" is up next and will farrell is hosting and the musical guest, usher. hello? the words are going this way-there's no way. oh, the lights came on. isn't technology supposed to make life easier? at chase we're pioneering innovations that make banking simple. deposit a check with a photo. pay someone with an email. and bank seamlessly with our award-winning mobile app. take a step forward... and chase what matters. >>> vigs president biden still in there? >> yes, 34r presidemr. presiden. >> joe, it's me, barack. >> you mean president jerk face? >> coming in, joe.
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May 27, 2012 6:00pm PDT
continues to blame others for the massacre. back here in the united states, tropical storm beryl has shut down beaches across southern atlantic coast. the national hurricane center now says beryl is near hurricane strength. the tropical storm warnings are in effect along the georgia coastline as well as parts of florida and south carolina. beryl is expected to move ashore later this evening, bringing heavy rainfall and winds along with it. >>> and still ahead at 6:00, a unique thank you for veterans of the bay area hospital. plus, our coverage of the golden gate bridge's 75th anniversary continues. rob mayeda is live at the bridge with your fireworks forecast and memorial day forecast as well. >>> plus -- >> the view of the bridge is spectacular. coming up, we'll hear how some folks feel about the bridge and when they were here 25 years ago. >>> returning now to the coverage of the 75th anniversary of the golden gate bridge, a live look at the bridge and just another gorgeous day. it's sunny and windy out there, but look at that. no fog as of right now. the durational gift for a 75th
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May 7, 2012 5:00pm PDT
disease and hypertension. >>> the united nations is urging the united states to address a human rights issue, not overseas, but in south dakota. the famed landmark, mount rushmore which is carved with images of four presidents is on land considered sacred by several native american tribes. in 1868 the u.s. gave the tribes the rights to the land but congress took it back seven years later when gold was discovered. a u.n. investigator now recommends the land be restored to the sioux tribes. they rejected an offer of payment from the government in 1980, saying they would rather nd>> all we'property. >> and we'll be right back with more on the future of swimmer michael phelps. >>> america's golden boy michael phelps says this summer's olympics will be his last. 26-year-old phelps won a record eight gold medals at the beijing games, which gives him a total of 16 medals in his olympic career number his interview with "60 minutes," phelps confessed that he lost one of his gold medals while traveling. he keeps them wrapped up in a t-shirt tucked inside a small case. he is three metals shy of b
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Apr 30, 2012 11:00pm PDT
to sell this car, a 1999 ferrari spider. 1 of only 199 built in the united states. a collector car she purchased originally as an investment. do you feel they stole your car? >> yes. they did steal my car. >> reporter: she took her car to stevens creek auto mall. the ferrari had a market value at the time of $95,000. if the dealership found a buyer, she agreed to accept just $70,000. >> if we lose our business, some of our residents may not have homes to go to. what my mom does is not a gift that many people are able to provide. if she loses that, that's why i came to you. >> reporter: more than six months after staking the ferrari to the dealership, the family found her car on ebay. and the v.i.n. matched exactly. by all indications, the collector car was sold to a dealer in florida. the contract here says you're supposed to have the money within 20 days of sale. do you have the money? >> no, i don't. >> reporter: why not? >> he kept the money. >> reporter: the family's frustration grew after taking their story and documentation to san jose police, to santa clara county district a
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May 20, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >>> viewing parties are under way across the western united states, for tonight's, annual solar eclipse, the moon will partially block the sun. a live look from our camera near reno where the eclipse is just starting to get going. right, rob? lower right corner. see it coming in right there. at the beginning thifs thing. we should see, a so-called ring of fire at 6:33 tonight. nbc bay area's correspondent is at the oakland space and science center with more for us. hello, kimberly. >> of course this doesn't happen very often. you can tell by the number of people out here to see it for themselves. they are here at the observatory to try to get a peak for themselves of this annual event. the solar eclipse is to have already started to darken the sun. this will last until 7:40. with the peak at 6:32. not a total eclipse. it is pretty special. the last time an eclipse happened in 1994. not visible in the bay area. here at the observatory say the best way to look at the eclipse not to look directly at it which can cause serious eye damage. >> during the solar eclipse something differ
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May 18, 2012 11:00am PDT
sale. he says i am obligated and will pay hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes to the united states vemernnt. i have paid and will continue to pay any taxes due on everything i earned while a u.s. citizen. if you're curious, there's a law on the books keeping people from setting foot in the u.s. ever again if they renounce their citizenship solely for tax purposes. lawyers say it is never enacted because it is so hard to prove, plus the irs is not supposed to reveal tax information. our coverage of the facebook public offering continuing all day long. coming up later in the show, a long list of facebook employees added a few more zeros on their financial portfolios. some are already spending their new fortunes. find out what they're doing with the new found cash. tune in tonight at 5:00, 6:00, 11:00 as we continue coverage through the entire day. check out nbcbayarea.com. search facebook. >>> as facebook has this success, another tech giant is fighting to stay health. hewlett packard expected to have 30,000 layoffs. they're talking about company wide restructuring, that could
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May 5, 2012 6:00pm PDT
at pictures of when they arrived back in the united states. >>> we want to check in with rob mayeda. we are looking at a spectacular forecast if you like sunshine and mild temperatures. >> it's going to feel hot in a few spots tomorrow. temperatures climbing well into the mid-80s inland along with breezy conditions. cooling down tonight. san francisco 63. you are seeing numbers upper 70s in santa rosa and santa cruz. breezy conditions tonight. the winds up to 30 miles per hour. gusty at times. if the dry and breezy conditions, a lot of orange here showing up on the allergy forecast. triple threat of pine, oak and cedar. couple it with grass and mold in the moderate range. so, tough conditions if you havaler allergies this weekend. south of tahoe, late in the day, thunder showers popping up. we should see temperatures climbing up here as we finish the weekend. the ridge of high pressure is going to build back in california during the day tomorrow. from wine country to the delta, trivalley locations and santa clara, the numbers soaring in the low to mid-80s tomorrow. watch for the bre
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May 5, 2012 11:00pm PDT
united states. today finished in the top ten. >>> speak ufg ting of kentucky . what's going on, hi, henry? >> hello, diane. dizzy day in sports. the oakland as go to extra innings in tampa. could they end up with a win against the best team in baseball? but first, a cinco de mayo spectacular. giants looking to snap a four-game losing streak. could he be the stoppe that isth next from xfinity spos desk. what'll it be? i'll have blueberry pancakes. uh huh. actually, make that glazed pecans... ok. with chocolate... no... caramel sauce. whipped cream? uhhhhhhh, yeah... but on the side. introducing build your own pancakes. only at denny's. it was in my sister's neighborhood. i told you it was perfect for you guys. literally across the street from her sister. [ banker ] but someone else bought it before they could get their offer together. we really missed a great opportunity -- dodged a bullet there. [ banker ] so we talked to them about the wells fargo priority buyer preapproval. it lets people know that you are a serious buyer because you've been credit-approved. we got everything in
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May 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
administration. >>> the saga continues surrounding a blind chinese activist heading here to the united states. it's unclear when. the u.s. and china have agreed on a deal to allow chen guangcheng to apply for a fellowship. he escaped house arrest last week anddo fleed to the u.s. embassy. he changed his mind over concern for the safety of his family. >> over the course of the day progress has been made to help him have the future he wants. we will be staying in touch with him. >> u.s. embassy officials and and american doctor visited cheng staying at a beijing hospital. he suffered three broken bones in his foot when he made his escape. >>> the family of junior seau say they will donate his brain to scientists. yesterday the san diego county medical examiner ruled his death as a suicide one day after the former linebacker was found in his home with a gunshot wound to the chest. it's not known yet where the brain will be sent. the chaplain says the family's decision was the result of wanting to help other individuals down the road. >>> still to come at 5:00, it can be a frightening sight on the road
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May 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
he needs, he will still be able to stay on track to transfer to san jose state. otherwise, he will be singing the blues. 70% of the students here at san jose city college cannot afford the $36 a unit and they need to get a special waiver. but that also means that if they cannot get these summer school classes that they need, they won't be able to afford to get them at a private university or online. reporting live in san jose, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> thanks, marianne. >>> still to come at 5:00, we will continue to follow the may day protests in oakland and in san francisco. another live picture from our nbc chopper where you can see demonstrators gathering right now in the oakland area. so far, so good. very peaceful. we will keep an eye on the situation. >>> plus -- >> they are teaching him to read and write. to count. they have taught him to play football. and that's really kind of neat. >> from africa to the bay area, in our bay area proud series, we follow one teenager's journey from revenue joy? loc -- refugee to local high schooler and how he found his way. >>>
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May 25, 2012 6:00pm PDT
in the united states. castro is the daughter of cuba's current leader, raul castro, and an activist for gay rights. after visiting the museum, she chaired a panel on sexual diversity and politics at the latin american studies association. she did not take any questions from reporters. >> an insanity defense, the attorney for the man who confessed to killing a young boy some 30 years old now says he's mentally ill. >> janelle wang is with us for our national and international headlines. >>> raj and jessica, pedro hernandez was arraigned on second-degree murder charges. he was arraigned via video just a few hours ago from his new york city hospital room because he's currently on suicide watch. in the video hernandez's attorney says his client suffers from schizophrenia and hallucinations. the judge has now ordered a mental evaluation. earlier this week hernandez confessed to killing 6-year-old etan patz in manhattan exactly 33 years ago today. he said he lured patz with a soda as the boy was walking to school in 1979 and then killed him and threw his body in the trash. >>> a tense sta
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May 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
from doubling july 1st. >> there's a trillion dollars in student debt in the united states. it's bigger than the mortgage problem right now. the last thing we should do is to make it more difficult for struggling students and their families to pursue higher education. >> now, if student loan rates do double, only future loans would be affected. >>> well, if you've spent any time in a public school recently, you know finding a weekly art class is like finding a picasso. it is not likely. but a new statewide campaign is trying to change that. create california is an effort by business an education leaders to restore art in public schools. organizers of the campaign want to measure a school's performance in art education like we measure reading and math. that's our topic this weekend on my talk show about education class action. >> we do need to be assessing students in their performance on the arts, and we need to be assessing schools' success with students' performance on the arts. >> and that might change the dynamic of how much emphasis and how many resources are put into art, right? >
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May 13, 2012 11:00pm PDT
preached about love and mercy and said the president is not the pastor of the united states. >>> today on nbc's "meet the press," lieutenant governor gavin newsom weighed in on the historic stand president obama has taken on gay marriage and the impact it could have on the race for the white house. >> millions of people's lives were affirmed, not just gays and lesbianeds but their brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles and the like. there was substance there, their lives were validated. these are people that were afraid to tell folks who they love, who they are. now they have a president that's behind them. >> as the mayor of san francisco back in 2004, you remember newsom directed city officials to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. this past wednesday, the president announced his support for gay marriage. while republican presidential hopeful mitt romney continues to oppose it. the chair of the republican national committee was also on "meet the press." he told nebraska's david gregory at this point, he's not sure if it's going to be a defining issue in november. >>> it is
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May 17, 2012 6:00pm PDT
antioch say they, too, are the victims of sexual abuse. up next, why they are suing the state. >>> also, a landmark law aimed at saving the environment, but does it really only help big bigges? our investigative units find out. >> reporter: the new bill making sure pets and their owners are free to live wherever they want. >> and good evening, i'm jeff ranieri where we're gearing up for the annual maker fair where innovation is king. check out these guys down here. yes, these are robots that actually know the weather. they are trying to take my job. we'll tell you all about innovation, imagination and where the best spot is to create this weekend in just a few minutes. >>> the number of seniors living in the south bay continues to increase and some say services for them is decreasing. a new report by the group called pact says one in four seniors in santa clara county has trouble paying for food, medicine and other basic needs, but now the seniors are fighting back. here's nbc bay area's damien trujillo. >> reporter: they come here to the san jose senior center for the laughs
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